Health Care Commentary

Demonstrators in 50 cities across the country took the streets last month to demand a government takeover of America's health system. The Democrats who control Washington are trying to give those activists what they're asking for, albeit in piecemeal fashion. In recent weeks, they've proposed lowering Medicare's eligibility age and adding dental, vision...

Many hospitals are refusing to comply with a Trump-era requirement that went into effect on Jan. 1 to publish the prices for more than 300 “shoppable” medical procedures. This intransigence is alarming – and expensive. The rule could save American patients and insurers up to $27...

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced plans to cut Medicare's payment rates to physicians by nearly 4%. The announcement comes just days before the program turns 56 on July 30. The pay cut, which has received intense pushback from several physician...

Two months, one week, and five days. That's how much time has passed since Pfizer and BioNTech filed for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for their Covid-19 vaccine. The agency has not hinted when that decision might be coming. Moderna formally asked the FDA for approval...

Millions of people have canceled doctor’s appointments and postponed elective surgeries over the past 18 months. But now that the pandemic has largely subsided, many patients feel it’s once again safe to seek care. A Gallup poll conducted in May found that nearly 17% of Americans...

The Biden administration just announced a set of new proposals aimed at expanding access to coverage through Obamacare's health insurance exchanges. The actual effects of these reforms will be inconsequential at best -- and at worst, harmful. The main problem with the online marketplaces is that the...

More than 150 House Democrats are pushing President Joe Biden to lower Medicare's eligibility age as part of his American Families Plan. It was one of Biden’s campaign promises. They want to allow all Americans age 60 and older to sign up for the program — a...

Last week, House Democrats introduced legislation that would add dental, vision, and hearing benefits to Medicare. Lawmakers want to include the measure in a massive, multitrillion-dollar budget reconciliation package later this year. Increasing benefits for today's Medicare beneficiaries could eliminate them for tomorrow's. Medicare can barely afford to...